Tag Archives: Native American

Native News Pick of the Month: President Biden’s ‘Thrifty Food Plan’ and what it means for Native Families

Earlier this year, President Biden shared his… American Families Plan that will expand access to free school lunch and summertime cash benefits for families with children…supporting some of America’s most impoverished communities – and Native Americans should not be left behind.

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Partner Q&A: Caring for Elders of the Tohono O’odham Nation

We recently caught up with Mike Benavidez, coordinator of the Pisinemo District Elderly Program of the Tohono O’odham Nation, who shared about their senior services and how PWNA helps.

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World Fair Trade Day: Remember Native Americans

The 2021 fair trade theme is “Build Back Fairer” and rallies around the impact COVID-19 had on our trade system… Fair trade is critical to Native American businesses too.

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Native News Pick of the Month: Land Buy-Back, Real Estate Recovery, and the Burning of Blackacre

The [Guardian] article reported on several different tribal communities from around the country buying back land that was previously taken from them and given to non-Native landowners.

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Rainmaking Around the World

Rainmaking ceremonies are an important cultural tradition for Indigenous people around the world. This tradition is steeped in bringing life-giving water to the earth…

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Native News Pick of the Month: The Disconnect between Philanthropy and Native American Food Sovereignty

…Native News Pick of the Month: Funders want to help ensure Native food sovereignty. Many in those communities want philanthropy to do better…

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Recognizing Heather Dawn Thompson on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’… When I think about women who intentionally choose to challenge, Heather Dawn Thompson instantly comes to mind.

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Lessons We Can Learn For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Native Communities

Last month, we discussed COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Native communities with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Health Security… there’s not a cookie-cutter solution… and we’re seeing Native leaders step up to support vaccine distribution.

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Native News Pick of the Month: COVID-19’s Toll on Elders and The Perspective of One Indigenous Man

Native American Elders transfer our cultural knowledge to the younger generations. Yet every day, COVID-19 is taking our Elders. at higher rates than ever – and with them ancestral knowledge we may never regain.

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From Foster to Forever: Helping Cats & Dogs in Underserved Communities

Looking to add a furry friend to your family? Thousands of stray and homeless animals on reservations need a home – and PWNA’s Reservation Animal Rescue program helps. Read the story of Katya, a kitten who found her fur-ever home.

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